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Supplier diversity support continues as leaders improve data and reporting

Our 6th annual report explores business relationships, executive support, program management, data, results, ESG and more.

2024 Supplier Diversity: Legal Insights, Business Value, & Planning

Navigate the evolving landscape of supplier diversity in 2024. Explore legal insights, business value, and strategic planning for success.

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Supplier Diversity Best Practices for 2024 with Constellation Energy

Constellation Energy's Andre Wallace and team have built a successful supplier diversity program that supports the business and uplifts the community, preparing them well for the challenges of 2024. 

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How a Global HR Provider Transformed Its Supplier Diversity Program to Win RFPs and Drive Growth

Learn how a global HR organization propelled growth using Supplier.io to transform its supplier diversity program with accurate data and robust reporting.

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Supplier.io Releases Winning Strategies of Top-Performing Supplier Diversity Programs for 2024

Supplier.io offers strategic guide to meet the supplier diversity challenges of 2024 as well as reduce risk, boost innovation, and cut costs as supply chain challenges rise 

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Maximize Supplier Diversity Program Impact with Data-Driven Strategies

Maximize supplier diversity program impact with data-driven strategies. Lessons from leaders who know.

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Empowering Leadership: Essential Supplier Diversity Metrics for Success

Unlock business success with strategic supplier diversity. Learn essential metrics for growth in today's corporate landscape.

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A Data-Driven Approach to Scope 3 GHG Measurements and Action

Get a baseline and start measuring your Scope 3 greenhouse gases today with the data already at your fingertips. 

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3 Supplier Diversity Resolutions

‘Tis the season for goal setting! Set new year goals for your supplier diversity program that set you up for success. Here are 3 supplier diversity goals to consider.

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4 Guidelines for Supplier Diversity in 2024

Supplier diversity programs have a lot of opportunity in 2024.  But are you ready? Check out these trends to set your supplier diversity and responsible sourcing program up for success in the coming year.

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Know your Sustainable Spend to Grow it – Here’s How

Maximizing supply chain sustainability requires procurement teams to properly manage and analyze their spend and supplier data. Here's how.

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The Top Supply Chain Sustainability KPIs for Procurement and Why they Matter

Procurement plays a pivotal role in achieving corporate sustainability goals. Here are the top supply chain sustainability KPIs for Procurement and why they matter.

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3 Takeaways from Net Zero USA 2023

ESG leaders gathered to discuss the challenges, opportunities, and strategies for more sustainable operations and how we can reach net zero commitments in the coming years.

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The Top ESG Laws and Regulations for Procurement Pros to Know

Evolving ESG regulations may impact your supply chain. Make sure you know the details.

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To Drive Maximum Business Value, Align Your ESG and Supplier-Diversity Programs

Responsible sourcing means ESG and supplier diversity working together to drive business benefits, reduce risk, increase innovation, and support the communities you do business in.

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Supplier.io’s Aylin Basom Wins 2023 Women in Supply Chain Award

Supply & Demand Chain Executive has recognized Supplier.io’s CEO Aylin Basom with this year’s Women in Supply Chain Award.

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Supply Chain Sustainability Delivers Broad and Market-Defining Business Value – Here’s How

5 ways ESG and supply chain sustainability delivers business value, from reduced risk to increased business results.

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Supplier diversity support continues as leaders improve data and reporting

Our 6th annual report explores business relationships, executive support, program management, data, results, ESG and more.

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Top Metrics Every Supplier Diversity Manager Needs to Know

Supplier diversity programs should use these metrics to stay on track and maximize their performance year over year.

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Supplier.io Now Collects Supplier Sustainability Practices and ESG Certifications

Supplier.io is excited to share an important update regarding our supplier registration process that further enhances the insights we can provide to support procurement decisions.

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The Business Case for Supplier Diversity: What You Need to Know

Regardless of political noise, supplier diversity is a vital business requirement that offers considerable competitive advantages in the short and long term.

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Supplier Diversity, the Supreme Court, and Business

A message from the Supplier.io CEO, Aylin Basom about the recent Supreme Court decision and its implications for supplier diversity programs and professionals

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Finding Diverse Suppliers in a Down Economy

Diverse supplier certifications are down this year. How can you find new diverse suppliers to meet your needs and grow your spend?

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7 Ways to Get Executive Buy-In for Your Supplier Diversity Program 

Having the active, vocal support of the executive team can make a huge difference regardless of where the supplier diversity program sits in the organization. The supplier diversity manager can get company executives involved - and keep them engaged - by following these 7 best practices. 

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Supplier.io Launches the 2023 State of Supplier Diversity Survey

Supplier.io launched the 6th annual State of Supplier Diversity study to identify emerging trends, challenges, and opportunities from programs leaders like you across the country.

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Best Practices for Tracking and Reporting on Supplier Diversity Progress

The following best practices will help you track and report on the progress made by your supplier diversity program and then set it up for future success.

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Building a Successful Supplier Diversity Program: Lessons from Logitech

Logitech’s Head of Global Supplier Diversity shares how he’s building a successful and growing supplier diversity program.

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12 Questions with Logitech's Head of Supplier Diversity

Logitech's Head of Supplier Diversity answers questions about how he runs a successful and growing program

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How Supplier Diversity Fits into Corporate Sustainability (ESG)

Supplier diversity and sustainability (ESG) are becoming more connected as responsible sourcing strategies intersect for environmental, social, and diverse suppliers.  

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Data matters in supplier diversity success—but only if you do it right.

In supplier diversity, the right approach to data makes a big difference.

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Advocating for Supplier Diversity in the Face of Economic Uncertainty 

Is procurement able to satisfy urgent bottom line requirements while also working towards visionary pursuits like supplier diversity and sustainability?

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5 Ways to Boost Supplier Diversity Success – From the Orgs That Do It Best

Across industries, individual companies are delivering on the promise of supplier diversity, with top performers spending 2-3X more with diverse suppliers than their peers. Who are they, and what can they teach us? At Supplier.io, we set out to find the organizations that are putting their money where their mouths are—and to learn what they’re doing to succeed.

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Making the Business Case for Supplier Diversity to Sales, Marketing, and Finance

Supplier diversity programs are hardly new. Most procurement professionals have some experience with deliberately including certified diverse suppliers in sourcing projects and even onboarding and partnering with suppliers that win contracts.

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Understanding Supplier Diversity Compliance

Supplier diversity isn't just good for communities, it can also help you win new business, especially with the government.  But you need to meet compliance requirements.

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What is Supplier Diversity and why is it important?

At its core, supplier diversity is a business strategy that diversifies the supply chain and removes barriers to entry for marginalized groups. Let’s break down what that means and why supplier diversity has never been more important.

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Why data enrichment is important to your supplier diversity program

Data Enrichment services improve data accuracy and quality by gathering missing or incomplete information, shedding visibility into your current utilization of diverse suppliers, and identifying your top suppliers to reduce dependencies.  

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What is supplier diversity certification?

Get all the details on what certification means, why you need it, and what you can do with it. 

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Supplier Diversity Tier 1 vs. Tier 2 Spend

Here is a brief primer on supplier diversity tier 1 and tier 2 spend and how both benefit the impact and longevity of supplier diversity initiatives. 

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The 7 Main Characteristics of a Supplier Diversity Program

An effective supplier diversity program is built on transparency, communication, and strategy. Let’s take a look at seven characteristics of successful supplier diversity programs.

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A Quick Guide to Supplier Diversity Policy

An essential element of your supplier diversity program is a policy outlining what the program is, who it includes, what the program goals are, and how you will achieve those goals.

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Top 3 Procurement Themes From Procurecon West 2023

CPOs are now expected to add value beyond cost and drive process improvement in order to remain competitive. Learn the three ways 2023 ProcureCon West encouraged leaders to meet this increased demand.

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Are Procurement Leaders Making the Grade?

The Hackett Group joined Supplier.io CEO to talk about how Procurement leaders use benchmarking tools and data to improve their programs.

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Why supplier diversity benchmarking is so important

Is benchmarking really that helpful? It can be! 3 ways you can use it to help your program.

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Why good data is the backbone

What single aspect of your business affects the health and strength of your supplier diversity program the most? Answer: your data! Programs with strong, accurate, and reliable data place themselves in a position for success and are better able to scale their operations to promote growth.

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Facebook Drives Impact with Supplier Discovery

Facebook empowers all employees to easily find diverse suppliers to help the organization collaborate, innovate and grow.

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The Supplier Diversity Metrics Your Leadership Team Expects To See

Review 4 key metrics you can share with your leaders to demonstrate the value of your supplier diversity program.

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Actionable Insights from The State of Supplier Diversity

Research shows leaders truly support the idea of supplier diversity. Review 3 ways you can turn that support into action.

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Making Your Metrics Boardroom Ready

Review key metrics your leadership team needs and how you can best capture that data over time, so you're always boardroom-ready.

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Capitalizing on Executive Engagement: Lessons From the Container Store

Learn how to engage your executives from the successful program at The Container Store.

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Key Insights From The State Of Supplier Diversity Webinar With The Hackett group

The Hackett Group joined Supplier.io CEO to talk about supplier diversity trends, and how they relate to the latest priorities for Procurement teams.

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Measurement and Accountability for Growing Supplier Diversity

Research shows supplier diversity leaders are struggling with metrics and accountability. Review the data and explore a few ways you can simply data gathering.

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Empowering Teams to Sustain Supplier Diversity into the Future

Supplier diversity programs have more support than ever but still need additional help. We've identified a few ways leaders can provide more help.

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Elevating the "Why" Behind Supplier Diversity

Find ways to connect your supplier diversity program to the broader themes and priorities within your company.

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The State of Supplier Diversity in 2022

Supplier.io's 5th State of Supplier Diversity Report is s the continuation of an initiative that extends back to 2017 and reflects the growth and maturity of supplier diversity programs as well as the impact of overarching trends in the economy, geopolitics, and society.

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Giving Your Supplier Diversity Goals a Reality Check

Explore how "average" supplier diversity programs are doing, the impact they're having, and how they can improve

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Is This Good? Top 3 Use Cases for Benchmarking, Part 2

Review a few specific examples of how you can use benchmarking data to improve your program and gain executive support

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3 Easy Ways to Incorporate Supplier Diversity into Your Buyers' Sourcing Efforts

Find 3 simple ways you can get your extended team to include more diverse suppliers.

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Supplier.io Helps Fulfill JetBlue's Commitment to Supplier Diversity

Find out how JetBlue was able to grow their supplier diversity program and manage supply chain risk during the pandemic

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Is This Good? Top 3 Use Cases for Benchmarking

3 ways you can use benchmarking data to help you find new insights and opportunities.

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Empowering Supplier Diversity Managers to Succeed in All Economies

Explore 5 ways you can continue to grow your program, even in this difficult economy

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Stop Explaining Why Diversity is Important

Research shows most business leaders support supplier diversity as simply how they want to do business. So we don't need to justify it anymore. But we do need to connect it to bigger business themes

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6 Savvy Ways to Build a Successful Program

Let's talk about activities and initiatives that will get your program off to a good start, leveraging both internal and external resources.

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Remembering the 'Why' Behind Supplier Diversity

Connect your supplier diversity program and metrics to what's important to your organization.

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The Economic Impact Hosting a World Cup Has On A Nation

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Maintaining Supplier Diversity Through a Down Economy

Don't let the economy impact your supplier diversity program. Here are 4 ways to ensure your program is seen as mission critical to the business

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4 Advantages of Having a Supplier Portal

A Supplier Portal doesn't just make your job easier by aggregating information. I can be a gold-mine of information to help you find new opportunities. Learn how.

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What You Should Know: Tier 1 vs Tier 2 Supplier Diversity Spend

A "Tier 2 Program" can be easy to implement and significantly improve your supplier diversity results. Learn the differences between these programs and how they improve your results.

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The Definitive Guide to Veteran-Owned Business

Approximately 99.9 percent of all U.S. businesses are small businesses - nearly 30 million —and eight million of those are classified as diverse businesses, including veteran-owned firms. Read the guide for veteran-owned businesses.

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Customer Spotlight: Eaton

Read how Eaton uses supplier diversity to grow their business and win more accounts.

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Customer Spotlight: Aramark

Learn how Aramark was able to increase their small and diverse suppliers by 25% over 12 months.

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Customer Spotlight: Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E)

Learn how PG&E grew small and diverse spending by 3x over 10 years to become 40% of their total spend.

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Introducing Supplier Diversity Benchmarking from Supplier.io

Want to know how well your program is doing and where you can improve? Supplier.io introduces our new Benchmarking product to help you know where you stand.

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Customer Spotlight: Ford (Part 2)

Ford is building an impressive Tier 2 program. Learn how they make Tier 2 easy for suppliers and helpful for Ford.

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Customer Spotlight: Ford (Part 1)

Supplier diversity is in the DNA at Ford. But it was getting difficult to manage all the different suppliers and requests. Learn how a supplier registration portal helped them scale their program.

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The Definitive Guide for LGBTQ-Owned Business Enterprises

Get the guide for resources and information about LGBTQ-owned businesses and supplier diversity.

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The Definitive Guide For Disability-Owned Business Enterprises

Disability-owned businesses are a growing segment of small businesses. Approximately one in five Americans have a disability, and people with disabilities are nearly twice as likely to be self-employed as people without disabilities. Get the definitive guide for these businesses.

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The Definitive Guide for Minority-Owned Businesses

Small businesses are the engine that drive the U.S. economy, and Minority-Owned Business Enterprises (MBEs) fuel a large portion of that engine. Read our guide for minority-owned businesses.

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The Definitive Guide For Women-Owned Businesses

It's becoming more commonly known that supplier diversity and women-owned business enterprises (WBEs) are essential for economic success. Let’s look at a few numbers to see why.

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5 Benefits to Implementing a Supplier Registration Portal

Managing all your suppliers, as well as those looking to work with you, can be challenging. Learn how a Registration Portal can get you more data with less work.

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